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Weeklies on withheld EU funds

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Four opposition weeklies find the government guilty of running the risk that at least some of the EU transfers destined for Hungary will be lost. A pro-government pundit attributes the suspension of payments by the European Union to the political arrogance of its leaders. READ MORE

Teachers protest after eight more fired

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

As hundreds of teachers went on strike in protest against the government’s decision to dismiss eight more teachers for participating in the action, a left-wing commentator accuses the authorities of trying to intimidate their critics. The main pro-government daily remarks that a key figure in the protest is known for her left-wing stance. READ MORE

European Commission approves Hungary’s recovery plan but withholds cash

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

A left-wing commentator says the government has made Hungary the shame of Europe, and that is why it still cannot access EU funds. A pro-government columnist believes that eventually, the country will not lose the suspended payments. READ MORE

Gyurcsány brands Orbán a ‘fascist’

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

As Ferenc Gyurcsány calls the Prime Minister a ‘fascist’, a pro-government commentator retorts that the leader of the Democratic Coalition is mentally deranged. READ MORE

Census ends with 400 thousand Hungarians ‘missing’

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

As the nationwide census ended on Monday, the left-wing daily asks how or why hundreds of thousands of Hungarians were ‘missed’ from the count. READ MORE

President Novák’s visit to Ukraine

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Left-wing and liberal sites believe that government supporters oppose the President’s friendly gesture to Ukraine, while a pro-government analyst writes that Ms Novák’s visit to Kyiv was consistent with the government’s stance in favour of a just peace for Hungary’s war-torn eastern neighbour. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s EU funding prospects

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder if and when Hungary will get access to suspended EU funding. READ MORE

Weeklies on the US mid-term elections

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Commentators don’t expect major changes after Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, while Democrats kept the Senate under their control. Most, though not all, tip Ron DeSantis as a potential presidential election winner in two years’ time. READ MORE

Reactions to the ’side effects’ of the Ukraine war

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for not doing enough to reduce Hungary’s dependency on Russia energy supplies, while the main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to its demand for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. READ MORE

Trump compared to Gyurcsány

Friday, November 18th, 2022

A conservative analyst believes that the Republicans are doomed to lose the next presidential election if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. READ MORE